Harz Explorer

Harz RailwaySaturday 1 June to Friday 7 June 2019

Our escorted tours to the world famous Harzer Schmalspurbahnen are very popular. Spend three days travelling on steam trains over 140km of narrow gauge lines through delightful countryside and discover the charming medieval towns of Wernigerode and Quedlinburg.


Mountains and Coast in Montenegro

Plavsko Lake - © RAMS TRAVELTuesday 4 June to Saturday 15 June 2019

The Dalmatian Coast is well known for its stunning beauty but the remote mountains of the north are much less visited and equally beautiful. Our comprehensive tour does justice to both and also includes a touch of Serbia for good measure.


Narrow Gauge in Bohemia & Lower Austria

Waldviertelbahn, Austria - © NOEVOGThursday 6 June to Wednesday 19 June 2019

We explore for the first time the narrow gauge lines from the Bohemian Czech town of Jindrichuv Hradec to Nova Bystrice and Obratan plus the two Austrian lines nearby from Gmünd to Gross Gerungs and Litschau, all of which pass through enchanting scenery.


French Alps & Pyrenees

Pont du GardWednesday 12 June to Wednesday 26 June 2019

Journey with us through Southern France, a destination known for its spectacular mountain scenery and famous railways. Ride some of the most iconic lines, charter a steam train and experience the remaining sections of the Vivarais system by rail and vélorail.


The Alps and More

Albula ValleyThursday 13 June to Friday 28 June 2019

A selection of wonderfully scenic rail journeys in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Austria together with visits to steam hauled tourist lines and free time in Vienna, makes this a holiday to suit all tastes.


Tramways of Romania

Vintage and normal service tram in Iasi, Romania - © Alan HeywoodFriday 14 June to Tuesday 25 June 2019

Most Romanian cities still operate trams from a previous generation, either Tatras from the old Communist bloc or vehicles of western German origin. Things are changing and being modernised so we are keen to run this tour before the old order disappears.


Switzerland’s Lake Lucerne

Lucerne with Pilatus in background - © Alan HeywoodSaturday 15 June to Saturday 22 June 2019

Lucerne boasts glorious mountain and lake scenery, an ideal destination for an easy rail holiday with a variety of escorted excursions to enjoy – even shopping!


Appalachian Mountain Trails

Cass Scenic Railroad - © MountainRail.comSaturday 22 June to Monday 8 July 2019

An awe-inspiring tour of the finest, lesser known heritage railways in eastern USA. Each line is steeped in history with its own story to tell and we follow the breathtaking trail across the highly scenic Appalachian Mountains with some leisurely sightseeing along the way.


Rural Romania – Where Time Stands Still

Haymaking in the meadow, Moldovita, Romania - © Alan HeywoodSunday 23 June to Thursday 4 July 2019
Sunday 13 October to Thursday 24 October 2019

Relive a bygone age when rural life meant working fields with horses, stacking hay in haystacks and preparing meals from home grown produce. Visit remote Saxon villages with their fortified churches in Transylvania, enjoy village life in Maramureș and the painted monasteries of Bucovina. Stay in family run “homestay” accommodation and ride three steam narrow gauge railways.


The Grand Arctic

Bergen - © Stephen PainterTuesday 2 July to Tuesday 16 July 2019

Our Scandinavian holiday embraces Norway and Sweden. Travel beyond the Arctic Circle to the Land of the Midnight Sun via historic cities, wonderful rail journeys and outstanding scenery. This tour lives up to its remarkable expectations.


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